Keith camped out in his dad’s heated garage for the better part of 2011, hoping he’d be able to either find a job or sell enough of his belongings to afford to move back West for work.
When we caught up with him in late May, Keith said things with his father turned sour and he used the $2,500 or so he raised on hotel stays instead. As of last week, with the rest of his savings dried up, Keith officially joined the ranks of the homeless.
He’s living out of an aged minivan, taking advantage of Salvation Army for meals and groceries. At night, he crashes at highway truck stops, where he says he’s rarely bothered.
“All that I, and the rest of the folks in this mess, are asking for is that Congress simply return the “Truth in Lending” policies and procedures to all student loans (both federal and private),” he said. “As well as return the ability to discharge student loan debt through bankruptcy.”